After a few years of writing this blog the premise of it has changed considerably and it’s time for an update. The title of my blog is inspired by The Good Life (the 70s British sitcom) and the journey of Tom and Barbara Good (also my pen name) in an attempt to leave behind the world of commercialism and become self-sufficient. An amazingly courageous goal and it made for some mighty funny TV. I too am on a journey to live a simpler life, growing vegetables, cooking from scratch being aware of the ethics and sustainability of what I buy and generally slowing down. To this end Mr Good (husband), our two daughters, Miss Four and Miss Two and I moved out of Melbourne to Ballarat. A tree change of sorts, and one that has allowed me to leave paid work for a while and spent my time at home with the girls and getting out into our new community.
This blog is to record our journey; what’s going on in the garden; in the kitchen; to share parenting wins and loses, tips, ideas or to seek advice from others; my occasional forays into crafting; review books, movies, tv; share any discoveries that I think everyone should know about; and a place to voice my opinion on issues or events. I sometimes get political, but love a good debate so feel free to disagree or put me in my place.
While this is my personal story I love the community I’ve discovered by blogging, reading blogs, commenting and hearing from others in my comments section. I’d love to hear from you too.